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01 Mar 2014

HypnoMotiFit

March 01, 2014Fitness

Motivation to exercise and burn fat.

Losing weight has always been issue for generations. Over the last few months I have devised and perfected a program that allows my clients to see weight loss in a healthy and sustainable way through exercise and psychology. I have used a well-known training and exercise program which many people may know as being ‘interval training (Inc. fat burn heart rate)’ and I have also included my ‘Slimmer Mind Program’ and several motivation techniques as well as motivation hypnotherapy, now known as ‘HypnoMotiFit. All these programs and techniques combined see very fast results in a matter of 8 weeks seeing a huge inch losses and weight loss.

I am now running this program on a one to one basis or if you have a few friends of similar fitness that would like to join, group discounts will apply.

For more information with regards to this program please contact me.

Over the last few weeks I have been asked by many clients and people via social networking (Twitter: @Stevie_McKeown) to tell them what their personal fat burn heart rate (FBHR) would be, so I have put together some information for your perusal and how to work out your own FBHR.

What is the fat burning zone?

Although the origin of the (FBHR) concept is unknown, the fitness industry probably seized on the following key facts:

1. Low- to moderate-intensity exercise is fuelled predominantly by fat;
2. An optimum fat burning rate has been identified at 65% of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) – the body’s ability to take on board and use oxygen during exhaustive exercise.

Because fitness centres do not usually own gas analysers that measure VO2 max directly, the (FBHR) is instead located indirectly, with a heart rate monitor, at 60-70% of age-predicted maximum heart rate. Age-predicted maximum heart rate is derived from the formula 220 – age, giving a 25-year-old, for example, a FBZ of 117-136 beats/min. The use of this formula involves two considerable assumptions:

* that exercise heart rate can be used to predict oxygen consumption and
* that maximum heart rate is the same for everyone of a given age.

An easy example to work out you own (FBHR) is:

Person aged 25

Start with Formula 220

220 – (age 25) = (195) -60% = 117 start range beats per/min

220 – (age 25) =(195) -70% = 136 end range beats per/min.

If you keep your heart rate (beat per/min) with the start and end range of your calculated (FBHR) your body will be in the burning ranging. At first you may think keeping your heart rate with these points very easy but trust me, stick with it and remember, An optimum fat burning rate has been identified at 65% of maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) – the body’s ability to take on board and use oxygen during exhaustive exercise.

Many people OVER DO exercise and tire themselves out to the point where their heart rate is just too high and hence do not see any weight loss and overtime start to feel despondent so therefore stop exercising, is that you? Well if is, try the above method for a couple of weeks and you will notice weight loss.

Please note: you will need a heart rate monitor whilst exercising to gauge.